Miners back in form

A PLACE within the top four of the Sunshine Coast competition is practically stitched up for the Gympie women’s Miners after surviving a gruelling battle against Maroochydore last Friday night.

The match was played away and the Gympie side broke a difficult run of losses in recent weeks to emerge triumphant, winning 2-1.

The win has allowed Gympie to retain third position on the ladder, constructing a handy buffer of five points over fourth placed Maroochydore.

Miners team manager Angela Williams said the win came “at the right time”.

“We really needed to win that match and the girls fought so hard,” she said.

“Everyone was smiling and we all but have a top four finish assured.”

In the match itself against Maroochydore, Gympie started strongly, scoring in the first minute when Christy Reid collected her first goal of the season.

The ball was worked down the field and passed back towards the top of the box where Reid slammed it past the keeper.

Maroochydore scored in the 16th minute to level the encounter after a mishap on Gympie’s backline.

Clinching the win for Gympie came in the 60th minute off a Christy Bryan corner kick thanks to some fancy footwork from striker Rebekah Martin.

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